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Uber is rolling out its lunchtime delivery service as an all-day, standalone app

Michael Juliano

Pulling up the Uber app and hailing a Prius has become second nature for some of us, and if the ride sharing company has its way, the same may become true of UberEATS.

Uber is spinning off its UberEATS food delivery service into a standalone app, according to the Wall Street Journal. The lunchtime feature, which currently lives within the original Uber smartphone app, will be adding breakfast and dinner options, and is expected to roll out in 10 cities in the coming weeks.

You can expect to see the standalone service arrive in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington D.C., all of which currently enjoy the laziness-induced perks of UberEATS.

The UberEATS app is already up and test running in Toronto, where users have been able to place orders for a $5 fee between 10am and 10pm, with expected wait times between 30 and 40 minutes—though all of that is subject to change in each city. The current service, which offers deliveries in 10 minutes or less, will live on as Instant Delivery.

Here's to hoping your Uber driver knows how to keep a steaming rice bowl from tumbling over in the front seat.

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